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More About Flying To Athens from Istanbul

Route Information for Flights from Istanbul to Athens

Origin Airport IATA Code IST
Destination Airport IATA Code ATH
Distance 343 mi
Direct Flight Airlines Aegean Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Pakistan International Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival 5:50AM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival 5:45PM UTC

Flying from Istanbul to Athens

With their ancient buildings and rich cultural heritages, Istanbul and Athens are two of the most fascinating cities in Europe. As you plan a trip to Athens, use the tools at Orbitz.com to book flights from Istanbul to Athens and find hotel rooms that will give you easy access to the city’s top sights.

Departing from Istanbul

The Istanbul Ataturk International Airport is located about twelve miles west of the city center. If you’re driving or taking a taxi to the airport, allow at least an hour to get in. Parking is available at the airport in the multilevel parking garage, the open parking lot, or the valet parking area. You can also take the tram to the Aksaray stop and connect to the Metro, which runs to the airport.

Experience Athens

The Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, located about twenty-two miles from downtown Athens, serves the Athens area. If you’re planning to rent a car, prepare to spend up to an hour or more in the car if traffic is heavy. An easier way to get into the city is aboard the suburban railway line or the Metro. If you’re staying in the center of Athens, you’ll be within a quick Metro ride or a short walk of most of the major attractions. The most popular site for visitors is the Acropolis, which sits atop a hill surrounded by other ruins. Other great sites to visit include the Museum of Cycladic Art and the National Archaeological Museum. If you’re visiting in the summer, prepare for days that reach 90°F on a regular basis. Winter days average 50°F, which is a comfortable temperature for climbing Athens’ many hills.

Traveling to Athens

Although Athens is famous for its ancient Greek architecture, it offers something for every type of traveler. Whether you’re interested in hiking or fine dining, you’ll find a wide range of activities to fill your days. To make your trip easier, use Orbitz.com to book flights from Istanbul to Athens.

Flights from Istanbul to Athens - Frequently Asked Questions

Am I able to catch a flight from Istanbul to Athens now?

If you're worried about travel restrictions and quarantine requirements when catching a flight from Istanbul to Athens, check out the Covid-19 Travel Advisor.

Are there non-stop flights from Istanbul to Athens?

Pegasus Airlines offers nonstop flights from Istanbul to Athens, so all you need to do is kick back and relax until you arrive at Athens Airport (ATH-Eleftherios Venizelos).

What is the shortest flight from Istanbul to Athens?

The shortest flight from Istanbul Airport (SAW-Sabiha Gokcen Intl.) to ATH is around 8 hours and 55 minutes. Grab a refreshment from the drink cart, start your travel journal or finish that podcast — you'll have the time on this medium-haul trip.

What airlines fly from Istanbul to Athens most frequently?

Pegasus Airlines operates the most services from Istanbul to Athens, with 43 monthly flights.

If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Athens?

We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Athens have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.

Are there flights to Athens with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Athens without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.

What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?

Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2020 shows that Monday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Tuesday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is August. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a break from it all before the weather changes. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is the height of summer, with ticket prices peaking in the month of June.

How can I save money on flights?

To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2020 saved up to 45% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

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